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MERTHYR. Brutal Murder at Merthyr. MERTHYR, Wednesday Night—Between two and three o'clock this afternoon, the inhabitants of Caedraw, in this town, were thrown into the greatest consternation, it being reported that a man had murdered his wife. Upon inquiry on the spot, we found the following particulars :—A tinker, named John Hansell, aged 23, a married man; but having deserted his wife, and cohabited with a single woman of the name of Mary Thomas, aged 23. It appeared that they spent the morning in drinking; and, having some high words between them, a quarrel ensued he struck her with his fist until she was on the ground, and then kicked her several times. She groaned twice, and expired almost im- mediately. He ordered one of the bystanders, it is said, to, go for a doctor, and absconded through the Taff. No time being lost in giving information of the bloody deed at the police-station. The ever active officer, Sergt. Hume, with four constables, ran to the spot, and ordered a person to go at once for the parish surgeon, Job James, Esq. but the soul having quitted its earthly tabernacle, it was, unfortunately, too late to render her any assistance. Three of the constables set off immediately after the foul murderer, and apprehended him on the other side of the river, near Ynysfach, not very far from the hiding place of the matricide, Dick Tamar. Infor- mation was given to the coroner, William Davies, Esq., and a jury summoned, who viewed the body, and adjourned till six o'clock to-morrow evening. The post mortem examina- tion will take place in the morning (Friday) a full and particular account of which will be given in our paper of next week. THE WEATHER continues very changeable. Three weeks ago it resembled June in warmth, the trees were budding, and all nature seemed as if summer were approching. On Tuesday morning last, we had a very great fall of snow, and it was exceedingly bleak afterwards, which indicates that we must expect more falls before May. EDUCATION AND FACTORIES' BILL.—The various sections of Dissenters in this town are up and doing," in signing pe- titions against the educational clauses of this bill. They have not been so united for many years. CYFARTHFA IRON WORKS. — It is not perhaps generally known that the Glamorganshire canal comes within a few yards to the mills of those works, which in the transit of iron and the delivery of red ore, must be a considerable advan- tage to that respectable establishment. The following is a list of the Guardians for the Merthyr Tydfil Union for this year:—Merthyr: William Howell, George Town; Benjamin Martin, Penydarran; John Evans, Dowlais Rhys Davis, post-office; D. W. James, Jackson's Bridge; Henry Charles, ditto; and Henry Kirkhouse, Llwyncelyn.—Penderyn Jenkin Jones and Wm. Dayid.- Rhigos Morgan Phillip.—Ystradyfodwg: Llewellyn Lewis. —Yaynor: David Williams, Vedw; Watkin Watkins, Bryn Rhys.—Aberdare Wm. Morgan, Watkin Watkins, Thomas Williams.—Llanvapon: TV m Rees.—Llanwonno Thomas Thomas.—Gellygaer William Richards, Daniel Jones.— Overseers for the parish of Merthyr Henry Charles, grocer; Lewis Lewis, butcher; Lewis Lewis, spirit merchant. REDUCTION IN WAGES.—The workmen employed by the Rhymney Iron Company received notices to that effect on Monday last. The only companies which have not given such notices are Dowlais and Nantyglo. It was justly re- marked by a shrewd person the other day, that one-third more provisions of all kinds, to say nothing of luxuries, would be consumed by the working classes, if wages were now at the same rate as three or four years ago. MERTHYR NEW CHURCH.—Her Majesty the Queen Dowager, whose munificence runs parallel with her exten- sive means, and who is so worthy an object of imitation in doing good, and distributing wealth for the glory of the great giver of all, has transmitted, through the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, £50 towards the funds being raised for the erection of the above church. For this liberal dona- tion the inhabitants of Merthyr are greatly indebted to the Bishop, who represented to her Majesty the great necessity of addilioual chufch accommodation in this parish.



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